Maybe the beginings of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was planned with a postive purpouse, nevertheless, once it went viral, this movement of not only celebrities but also being performed by regular John and Jane Doe, the consequences of the wrong use of potable water, in a world where many do not have runnig water today, 2014!
Let’s see how much this cause has raised:
The Washington Post informs that 18,927,590 liters of wasted wasted! ALMOST 19 Million! This amount , as to the British Diet Association, enough to help 27, 436 people for one full year!
The Environment Protection Agency, has acknowledged the social impact and the awareness generated by the Challenge, but hopes that people get a bit more creative and tries to find ways to waste less water when raising awereness for a cause!
In other words, let’s solve one problem at a time not worsen one while fixing other!
” We support the #IceBucketChallenge, but we want to ask everyone involved to be a bit more creative when using the water. You could do the challenge in your back yard for a change, so that way the water is not misused.” commented the Enviroment Protection Agency.
It is true that this was created to raise money for a good cause, but it makes no sense for those who are just doing the challenge as another viral challenge and end up not donating any money and wasting all the water.
Here’s a few celebrities who have accepted the challenge:
We could go all day, we’ll be adding more celebrities!You have seen it yourself, tons and tons of wasted water, at least most celebrities are donating!
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